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decades. last year he helped president obama get elected. today the president said america has lost "a great leader." digital correspondent armando trull begins our coverage. he's live on captiol hill. armando? >> reporter: ted kennedy was the third longest serving senator in american history. for 46 1/2 years, he fought countless political battles hoar on captiol hill, winning his share of them and in doing so he leaves a legacy that has touched the lives of millions of americans. when ted kennedy took over the senate seat left vacant by his brother's election to the presidency in ' 62 he never suspect head would be among the longest-lasting senators in american history. a legislative record of 47 years, which influenced education, civil rights, immigration and health care and earned him the respect of presidents. >> the life of senator edward m. kennedy has made a difference for all of us. >> reporter: he called himself the liberal senator from massachusetts and the political opponents he faced down couldn't help but give him respect. >> he is a fabulous united states senator. when
can find the story on msn.com and they say the number one most stolen car in america is right here. a 1994 honda accord. and right behindit, in a hi ta,' anohepot is ndhoa, the ' 95 civic. why hondas? well, there'a 95 looft them out antherd d r veieths they don't ieise as many eyebrows as stealing a mercedes would and most importantly hondas have easy toremove parts in are easy for thieves to sell. so honda owners, beware. at number three is an ' 8909 toyota cay mrthe oddest model on thste . li ' 97 ford e f-150 pickup. that is america's best atbe nr and at numr five is e dgdom raupckpi e dgrapickup a llat's the newest model you see wireonot'shehe car rsat. h 's other cars that madehethe cut. a 1996 jeep grand cherokee. and at number eight is the ' 4 acura integra. but i have to say it is ford that makes e li stmore than y rey other carmaker. the three in the thtop ten, honda and dodge both me in with two, jeep, acura and toyota have one car on the list if you would like to see a full list i have a link at gofish@wusa9.com. i haven't had my car stolen but i have had it broken i
in five states as part of a trial program. >>> bank of america will pay $33 million to settle sec charges that it misled investors about the buyout of merrill lynch. the bank to told chair holders that merrill agreed not to pay year end bonuses without its consent but they say that bank of america has authorized them to pay $5.8 million in bonuses. >>> don't forget, starting on friday, if you shop at stores in virginia you will be exempt from the 5% sales tax on school supplies priced up to $20 and on clothing and shoes priced up to $100. the sales tax holiday ends on saturday, august -- sunday, august 9th. the islamic saudi academy has been granted approval to expand its site by the board of supervisors. public hearings drew dozens of speakers, many opposed the school saying teachings encouraged intolerance, but students, parent and teachers say that the school does nono teach intolerance. >>> students went back to class at seven fairfax elementary schools on friday. they operate on a modified year round schedule but that calendar is in jeopardy because of a tight budget. the school spen
which will increase support for america abroad. >>> metro plans to hire 20 transit police officers who will focus primarily on preventing terror attacks. the money comes from a $9.5 million federal grant. metro has received $2 million to install more chemical detection devices and upgrade radio communications inside of subway tunnels. >>> later today, the senate is expected to vote on a bill which will provide more money for the cash for clunkers program. the plan will add an additional $2 billion for the popular rebate program. so far the government says more than $6,775,000,000 of the initial $1 billion fund has been spent. automakers are quaying they will increase production and bring back laid off workers when additional money is approved. >>> it is time for the "living $mart" report. 25 states will share nearly $2.5 billion in grants from the white house to develop electric cars. the grants are designed to give a lift to the big three automakers. the largest share will go to indiana and michigan creating jobs there. >>> none of the six major mid- size sedans sold in america receiv
jammer. >> they have to pay taxes, that's true. but take are you smarter than a fifth grader or america's talent. they embarrass you on those shows and are you smarter than a fifth grader wanted professionals and couldn't get them because they want to be embarrassed. now they are unemployed and coming to these shows in order to make some money. >> gives them something to do ifer unemployed, too. >>> ahead in sports, hear from the man who did something never done before, the tige -- to tiger woods and see the amazing play that gave the nats the third straight victory. >>> where wave is among the many states facing tough economic decisions. it found a way to save $800,000 over the next four years. what is it going to buy used models of instead of new ones, computers, prison uniforms or cars? think you know the answer? find out if you are correct when we come become back. this is one way of getting vitamins and minerals. this is another. new total blueberry pomegranate cereal gives you 100% of the daily value of 12 essential vitamins and minerals. plus the bold new taste of blueberries and
focus includes prince william and loudoun counties. >>> legal immigrants are coming to america and they are coming to our region. when it comes to naturalizing new citizens, california sees the most new americans followed by florida and however, virginia ranks 7th with nearly 30,000 new citizens last year and maryland is tenth with 23 thundershower. >>> we're now just hours away from the end of the cash for clunkers program. it ends at 8 p.m. tonight. it provided americans with a $4,500 rebate for trading in old cars for newer, fuel efficient models. as of friday, dealers sold a half million vehicles urn the plan bringing in 2 billion there's in rebate and helping the auto industry. >> just as much as can be done for the auto industry since they came around last november. now we have to get the economy going and they have to restructure or and sink or swim. >> dealers are wondering when they will cash in from the program. learn why some recyclers aren't sure about the program helping the environment. the story is on the district news page. >>> time for another living smart repo
by the america's promise alliance. that's the group found by former secretary of state colin powell and his wife. >>> don't forget to visit the hero central page at wusa9.com. whether you are in need of help or trying to find a place to volunteer. and if you want to spotlight someone, send us an e-mail, the address is heros@wusa9.com. >>> it is 6:13 this wednesday morning. here's what is in the news now. >>> there are threats of violence this morning in afghanistan. 24 hours before voters head to the polls there. the taliban claims that it sent suicide bombers in to kabul but that claim has not been confirmed. >>> syndicated conservative columnist robert novak has died. he had brain cancer. he is also known for appearing on cnn's original version of cross fire and publishing the name of under cover cia operative valerie plame. >>> look at this. this is what hurricane bill looks like from space. the storm is in the atlantic in the last 90 minutes it turned in to a category four hurricane. >>> howard, how high are the winds for category four. >> 135 is where it is now. it has to get to 156 to be a
colleges in america. when the magazine put out the first ever college list which college was at the top, stanford, northwester or texas? think you know the answer? find out if you are correct when we come back. need a lift? hey buddy, i appreciate the ride, you know. no problem. ♪ mind if i take a shortcut? yeah, sure. ♪ i knew the subaru legacy was the smart choice... what i didn't expect... was the fun. the all-new subaru legacy. feel the love. >>> we're back with the signs of now. cal tech was the last nonivy school at number one. that was back in 1999. >>> in sports a reversal of what he reported -- of what we reported at this time yesterday. the associated press reports the nationals will make mike rizzo the permanent general manager as soon as today. he's been the interim gm since march. he will be on hand tomorrow when the nats introduce pitcher stephen strasburg. anyone with a ticket to friday's game and the 2:00 p.m. press conference at nationals park and they will sell tickets for $1 at noon at the ballpark box office. >>> as for last night's game with the rockies, clint w
. america's first commercially operated electric streetcar began to run in what city, san francisco, baltimore or philadelphia? we will have the answer when we come back. on busch gardens... and water country usa... where family-fun surrounds you... and world-class rides astound. start at buschgardens.com. fagófa it's the all new sesame street forest of fun... at busch gardens in williamsburg. with four family-friendly rides... and everyone's sesame street friends. ( elmo giggles ) ♪ big and small! there's fun for all! ♪ >>> welcome back to 9 news now. the signs of now question asks? streetcars began to roll through charm city on this day in 1885. redskins held a full scrimmage but it didn't earn them breaks as they went back to two-a-days and in a skill heavy morning session yesterday it was the defensive guys playing catch hoping it will translate in to interceptions this season. practice was shorter than usual but the coach will tell you about of minutes isn't as important as what you can do with them. if it can help an already is svelte defense an put point on the board the
in ocean city, maryland have been fined for failing to keep you fe safe. america canohotel was an the else capitan were fined for failing to install carbon monoxide detectors. >>> august appears to be the month for the nationals. they have won 11 of their 15 games this monday and they finally inked the number one draft pick impeach minute before midnight, the steam signed strasburg. it is a record for a draft pick $15.1 million over four years the team will introduce him tomorrow and could be playing in the majors by next month. >>> 74 degrees here in northwest washington. big reaction this morning to virginia senator jim webb's trip to myanmar. the lathest is three minutes away. >>> here's what is in the news now. over damascus more more you can see a fire that is one set overnight including at a few mail ilmaboxes, no injury but police are looking art arsonist. >>> follows a three-alarm fire in gaithersburg. it gutted a vacant apartment building. it took a half hour to get the blaze under control. >>> this morning, myanmar's state-run media is praising virginia senator jim webb. he made
at three long island bars and some were sex slaves. most of the young women for from central america and lure toad new york. one customer said he was alarmed at how silent the girls were. he said they never talked. >> we know they are very pretty. we know that. but they are quiet. they keep their mouth shut a lot. >> reporter: three people who managed the bar is questioned and forced with sex trafficking and forced labor. they are held without bond and facing life in prison. >>> the economy appears to be returning around and however there are concerns it could be smoke and mirrors. jessica has the "living $mart" report. what do we mean? we are talking about the federal reserve and talking about a bubble maybe forming in the economy. the federal reserve is going to deliver the latest prognosis on the health of the economy today. it is widely expected that central bankers will hold steady on southwest rates for some time to come but wall street is starting to worry the fed will have to deal with abubble forming this time for the stock market. some economists warn that stocks have gone
's vehicle donations dropped 16% in july alone. volunteers of america thought its donations dropped 13% nationwide so far for august and the impact could continue. the cash for clunkers program took 700,000 older high-energy gas guzzlers off the road. the same profile of vehicles that typically get donated. >> we're afraid people who may have done it in the fall months would have rushed to qualify their car for cash for clunkers, which would make it a lighter fall. >> reporter: goodwill of greater washington is predicting a drop up to 20% in donations in the last three months of the year. car donation charities have their concerns about the future but there is a bill moving through congress that is leading to optimism. >> it would raise the limit from a minimum charitable deduction on a car from $500 to $2,500. >> reporter: allowing consumers to get a bigger tax break. that may be the incentive they need to donate the old car in the driveway if they haven't turned it already during cash for clunkers. the bill would reinstitute some of the tax benefits for vehicle donations which were r
is bleak across the board these days but for america's teenagers it is even worse. especially for those living in big cities like washington, d.c. however, there's a program out there helping these teens defie the odds. in a story that is new this morning, samantha hayes introduces us to your year up. >> the nationwide unemployment rate for teenagers tops 23% and without the resources to pursue a college degree, opportunities can seem slim. >> my whole thing was i didn't want to settle for less. she had a job with a decent paycheck but wanted something more. >> it wasn't what i wanted to do. i always wanted to pursue a career in the technology program. >> reporter: combing through the newspaper she found an ad for year up, a program that trains young people in six cities including washington, for jobs at some of the nation's top companies. >> young adults can compete and beat pretty much any other source of entry level talent you could hire. >> reporter: the year long program starts with technical classes and basic business skills. >> we have a contract that covers being on time, profes
mass transportation administration to describe streetcar designs used in north america and europe. it has sense been renamed the federal transit administration. >>> after months of silence, redskins quarterback jason campbell is finally opening up his about i emotional off season. in today's edition of sports illustrated he is the subject of a dover story in which after holding his tongue for the entire off season he unloads on the redskins efforts to replace him on b@with mark sanchez and jay cutler said campbell "i'm fine now but a couple of times in the off season i felt like a piece of tissue they were flushing down the toilet." >>> another injury at camp has left the offensive line even weaker. heyer left practice with a strained knee. he will will have an mri and is expected to miss a few days. the is the front runner to start now that janson is gone. kelly also left practice with an injured leg. >>> tune in for live coverage of the training camp from the team's ashburn facility every day beginning at 5:00 p.m. if you can't get to a television, you can find the latest redski
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